Gear for the Cruising Sailor

Check out the latest must have gear picks for the life afloat.

February 29, 2016
sealife micro 2.0
SeaLife Micro 2.0 Camera If you’re looking to share the beauty of the world beneath your boat with your friends back home, check out the SeaLife Micro 2.0. This compact camera is fully sealed and can be used underwater down to 200 feet. Three large keys on the back control all the essential functions and are easy to use with or without gloves. $500 and up •
wichard offshore knife
Wichard Offshore Knife A good knife is invaluable on a boat, and the new Offshore knife from Wichard is a worthy addition to your kit. The ergonomic handle offers a good grip, and the knife comes with an adjustable strap so you can secure it to your wrist. The coated stainless-steel blade is corrosion-resistant and can easily cut through most high-tech line. $50 •
Spinlock Lume-On This clever piece of safety gear is a tiny LED light that attaches to the bladder of an inflatable PFD. Once activated, the light uses the bladder as a diffuser and illuminates the whole jacket, increasing the visibility of any crew in the water. The Lume-On is packaged in pairs (one for each side of the bladder), and its self-adhesive backing is simple to attach to the PFD. $20 •
elements dry bag
Elements Dry Duffel Typical dry bags are useful and good at protecting your things, but they’re not exactly stylish. If you’re looking for something a little nicer to bring your stuff to shore in, but still want it to stay dry, check out the new line of dry bags from Vicious Venom. The Elements collection includes a clutch, wallet, backpack and duffel (shown). All are made out of a waterproof, laminated fabric with welded seams and waterproof zippers. $350 •
yeti rambler
Yeti Rambler Bottles The double-wall vacuum insulation on the Rambler bottles will keep hot or cold for hours — perfect for your night watch. Durable 18/8 stainless-steel construction, a leak-proof, insulated lid, and a wide mouth ensure these bottles will go the distance and be comfortable to use. The Rambler bottles are available in three sizes: 18 , 36 and 64 ounces. $40 and up •

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